Q. I’m cruising to Stockholm on NCL in August, and I’d like to try a Segway tour. Can you offer advice as to who to contact and how to make it happen? I would also love to visit the Icebar if both can be done on the same day.
A. I experienced and wrote about Segway tours a couple of years ago. They make for a fun way to see Stockholm. You can read the article about my experience here and check out the video below.
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The company that you want to contact is called Uppner Upplevelser, which translates to “Up & Down Experiences.” The website is in Swedish only, so unless you read Swedish, you won’t get a lot by clicking on this page. Don’t worry, I am here to help.
The cost for a weekday Segway tour (Monday-Friday) is SEK250, about US$37 when I clicked the “publish” button for this post. The weekend tour costs SEK395 (about US$60). It’s quite a good value for the 90-minute tour.
Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., except on Sundays when the morning tour departs at 11.
You could buy the tour online, but you may have problems, as the shopping cart is also in Swedish only, plus you can’t reserve a time. Better to contact the company directly. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011-46-08-644 04 00 (the phone voice menu is also in Swedish only, but you’ll get an English-speaking staff person on the line by clicking 1). Be sure to call between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Swedish time.
As for the ICEBAR STOCKHOLM by ICEHOTEL, you could manage it before or after the Segway tour, depending on when your ship is departing. You can make reservations at this page or by calling 011-46 8 50 56 35 20. Prices for the 40-minute experience are as follows:
- Online pre-booked sessions: SEK 180 per person.
- Pre-booked session on sight or by telephone: SEK 190 per person.
- Drop-in sessions: SEK 195 per person.
- Kids under 18: SEK 140 per person.
- Guests staying at Nordic Sea Hotel: SEK 150 per person.